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Abidjan Convention countries to benefit from agreement between IAEA and UN Environment on data quality assurance in pollution analysis

Abidjan, 27 January 2017 – Millions of people along Africa’s Atlantic seaboard stand to benefit from an agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) aimed at improving the analysis of contaminants in the Abidjan Convention area.

The agreement on “Practical arrangements on Cooperation in the Strengthening of Data Quality Assurance in the Analysis of Contaminants in the Abidjan Convention Area Marine Environment” – was finalized on 23 January 2017. [Lire la suite]

ABIDJAN CONVENTION SECRETARIAT

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Contact: Mr. Abou Bamba, Regional Coordinator, UNEP/Abidjan Convention

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Toute Première visite du Chef de l'environnement des Nations Unies en Côte d'Ivoire

Abidjan, 22 août 2016 - Le Sous- Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies et Directeur Exécutif du Programme des Nations Unies pour l’Environnement (PNUE), Erik Solheim, effectuera une visite de travail à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, du 24 au 25 Août prochain. .[Lire la suite]

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National Consultations on Additional Protocols to the Abidjan Convention on Environmental Norms and Standards, Sustainable Management of Mangrove, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, and Amended Texts of the Abidjan Convention

The Government of Liberia, through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA-Liberia), in collaboration with UNEP/Abidjan Convention Secretariat, and the USAID-funded West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) Program, convened a two-day meeting on 11th and 12th August 2016 at Bella Casa Hotel in Monrovia for National Consultations on Additional Protocols to the Abidjan Convention, namely, Environmental Norms and Standards, Sustainable Management of Mangrove, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, and Amended Texts of the Abidjan Convention. The objective of the meeting was to capture and reflect contributions at country level from member states of the Abidjan Convention on formulated Additional Protocols and Amended Text of the Convention.[See More]

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West Africa Regional Strategy Validation Meeting on Sargassum Seaweed and Marine Coastal Invasive Species

The Government of Liberia, through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA-Liberia), in collaboration with UNEP/Abidjan Convention Secretariat, and the USAID West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) Program, convened a two-day meeting on 9th and 10th August 2016 at Bella Casa Hotel in Monrovia, Liberia for the validation of the West Africa Regional Strategy on Sargassum Seaweed and Marine/Coastal Invasive Species. The objectives of the meeting were to develop and validate existing outline regional strategy for submission at COP 12 of the Abidjan Convention in March 2017.[See More]

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Senegalese Magistrates Get Training on Environmental Law Application

DAKAR 17 Nov 2015 – In a first by the Abidjan Convention Secretariat, Senegal’s magistrates and military, are being given specialized training in the application of environmental laws that may be passed by the country’s National Assembly and would reduce damage to the sea, the coast and human health.[See More]

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Abidjan Convention Regional Expert Group to Meet on Sargassum Seaweed Threat

Since June 2011, coastlines spanning from Morocco (South of Casablanca) to the Gulf of Guinea have experienced annual recurring influx of brownish seaweed (technically referred to as pelagic Sargassum) infestation.

The recurring invasion of seaweed in West Africa has become a regional phenomenon, with ecological and socioeconomic impacts, affecting aquatic resources, fisheries, waterways, coastal habitats and the tourism sector in particular.[See More]

ABIDJAN 25 September 2015 - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara received Friday a United Nations report detailing decades of environmental destruction in the country, especially during 11 years of civil war and political turmoil. Read More [EN] [FR]